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The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker in Mississippi?
Delta Wildlife (2005)
  • Stephen J. Dinsmore, Mississippi State University

In April the environmental community received a real surprise--the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, long thought to be extinct, had apparently been rediscovered in Arkansas! As the news unfolded, the world learned that a team of researchers had been tracking at least one woodpecker, a lone male, for more than a year in the Cache River region of east-central Arkansas. The rediscovery of a bird presumed extinct for more than 60 years subsequently galvanized the environmental community and garnered much-needed support for the preservation of the Southeast's remaining old growth bottomland forests and endangered species recovery.

  • Ivorybilled Woodpecker,
  • forest management,
  • Southeast United States,
  • endangered species
Publication Date
Summer 2005
Publisher Statement
This article is from Delta Wildlife (2005): 26. Posted with permission.
Citation Information
Stephen J. Dinsmore. "The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker in Mississippi?" Delta Wildlife Iss. Summer` (2005)
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